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CONSORTIUM AGREEMENT

[ INSERT NAME OF THE CONSORTIUM]

THIS AGREEMENT is made

the

day of

20__

BETWEEN:

[INSERT NAME OF PARTY A], whose registered office is at [insert address].

AND

[INSERT NAME OF PARTY B], whose registered office is at [insert address].

AND

[INSERT NAME OF PARTY C], whose registered office is at [insert address].

AND

[INSERT NAME OF PARTY D], whose registered office is at [insert address].

(hereinafter referred to individually as a Party and collectively as the Parties)

RECITALS
WHEREAS the Parties wish to co-operate over [insert details];
AND WHEREAS this Consortium Agreement sets out the relationship between the Parties and the
organisation of the work.

IT IS HEREBY AGREED AS FOLLOWS:1.

DEFINITIONS

1.1

In this Agreement, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

"Effective Date": The date of signing of the agreement

Purpose of the consortium: To participate in the tender on behalf of the consortium and to
deliver the right quantity and quality of petroleum products to its members.
Project/ Tender: Tender no.________dated _____________
Party : Each member of the consortium shall be individually referred to as Party
Parties: Each member of the consortium shall be jointly referred to Parties
Lead Member:

2.

LEAD Member and Authorised signatory


The Parties hereto agree that the [insert name] will be the lead member ("Lead member") and
authorises him as their agent to sign agreements in their name and on their behalf in relation to the
Project.
The Parties agree that the Lead member will open and maintain a dedicated bank account in the
name of the consortium for the benefit of the Parties and the use of the consortium. Without
prejudice to its authority to contract on behalf of the Parties in relation to the Transport Contract , the
Lead Member agrees to take all reasonable steps in every occasion to seek and obtain the prior
consent of each of the other Parties before signing agreements for the benefit of the Consortium and
the other Parties.

3.

PURPOSE OF THE CONSORTIUM


The purpose of the Consortium is:

4.

to specify the organisation of the work between the Parties in carrying out the Transportation
Contract and to set out the rights and obligations of the Parties;

participate in the Bulk POL Transportation tender of HPCL and enter into agreement for the
purpose if contract is awarded.

All Special Terms & Conditions, General Terms & Conditions of the tender no. _______ and
the Transportation Agreement and Transport discipline guidelines are applicable and the
consortium and its members shall abide by the same .

COMMENCEMENT AND DURATION


This Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall continue until the completion of the
tender on [insert Date].
The duration of this Agreement may be extended beyond [insert Date], at any time prior to that
date, by written agreement of the Parties, for such period or periods as are deemed appropriate.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL MEMBERS OF THE consortium

a) It is hereby agreed between the Parties that each member of the Consortium shall be jointly and
severally liable for all acts done by the Consortium
b) it is also hereby agreed that none of the Party shall be permitted to withdraw from the consortium
once the contract dated__________has been awarded by HPCL in favour to this consortium.
c) The Parties are not permitted to change their name or their constitution during the term of the
agreement
d) Each party shall ensure to take necessary steps so that the work under the agreement/tender
shall not be affected at any time due to any act or negligence on their part
e) Each party shall indemnify and keep indemnified HPCL against all acts or omission or negligence
on their part or on part of other members of the consortium
f) Each Party undertakes to each other Party to perform and fulfil on time the tasks assigned to it by
the Steering Group and all other of its obligations under this Agreement.
g)

Each Party agrees not to issue any press releases or other such publicity materials relating to
the work of the Consortium without obtaining prior approval from the other Parties.

6. Share Proportion
The share ratio of each of the parties to the consortium shall be as under

A ________ %
B___________%
C_____________%
The liabilities of the parties towards each other shall be limited to the proportion of the shares that they hold
in the consortium. However the liabilities of the Parties towards HPCL shall not be restricted to the amount of
shares that they held. They shall be jointly and severally liable for all claims made by HPCL, however after
settling the claims of HPCL the Parties may internally settle their accounts as per their share ratio.
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DISTRIBUTION
Payments are made from HPCL to the Consortium]. Thereafter Consortium/Lead
Mambers] shall apportion the budget between the Parties as per the following terms:

8. WARRANTIES AND UNDERTAKINGS

.8.1 The Parties hereby warrants that they along with other Retail outlet dealers listed in the table below have formed a
consortium to take MS/HSD supplies from HPCL in tank trucks owned by members of the consortium. This
consortium shall be valid for the entire contract period of POL transport contract.

Sr.
No.

Name of RO dealer

RO location

i
ii
iii
iv

8.2 That M/s. ______________________ Retail outlet dealer located at _____ is owning __ no. of tank truck s which
has/have been offered in the tender for transportation of products to meet the requirement of all the above members
of this consortium Ex- ______________ depot / terminal.
8.3 That in case this consortium is awarded transport contract by HPCL, supplies to the above mentioned Retail
outlets shall be made through the tank trucks offered by this consortium in the tender.
8.4 The Parties hereby agree that they shall not demand supplies to their aforesaid retail outlet through any other tank
trucks during the period of this contract. In case of any exigency, they shall abide by the arrangement made by HPCL
at its sole discretion.

8.5 The parties also agree that being a member of the consortium, shall be individually responsible for the Quality and
the Quantity of the petroleum products received at their retail outlet premises through the tank trucks of the
consortium, irrespective of which of the consortium tank trucks has delivered the petroleum products.

8.6

Each Party acknowledges that it is and shall remain liable for the consequences of any failure
on its part or on the part of its Personnel to fulfil the tasks and work packages assigned to it
under this Agreement and shall accordingly:
8.6.1 procure and maintain its own insurance, with insurers of good repute, to cover its own
liabilities and those on behalf of its Personnel;
8.6.2
keep true and accurate records of all things done by its Personnel in relation to the
tasks and work packages assigned to it under this Agreement
8.6.3
comply and assist the Consortium, complying with all relevant statutes, laws,
regulations and codes of practice relating to its tasks and work packages from time to time in
force;

8.7

Each Party shall be responsible for providing all appropriate facilities and services as shall be
necessary in the proper performance of the tasks and work packages, which will be entirely at the
Partys own expense.
CONFIDENTIALITY

9.1 Each Party hereby undertakes to the other Parties to make all relevant employees, agents and
sub-contractors aware of the confidentiality of the Information and provisions of this clause and
without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing to ensure compliance by such employees, agents
and sub-contractors with the provisions of this clause
10 GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Indian law and the parties
irrevocably agree that any dispute arising out of or in connection with this Agreement will be subject
to and within the jurisdiction of the Courts in India situated at_____________.
The Parties agree to use best efforts to resolve disputes in an informal manner. However if the
disputes or differences are not resolved amicably between the Parties, the matter shall be referred to
Sole Arbitrator to be appointed by the Court as per the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 and
rules made thereunder. All the Parties submit themselves to the exclusive jurisdictions of the courts
of ____________

The costs of the Arbitrator and arbitration proceeding shall be borne equally by the parties

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ASSIGNMENT
Save as permitted for under this Agreement, neither this Agreement nor any of the rights and
obligations under it may be sub-contracted or assigned by any party without obtaining the prior
written consent of the other parties. In any permitted assignment, the assignor shall procure
and ensure that the assignee shall assume all rights and obligations of the assignor under this
Agreement and agrees to be bound to all the terms of this Agreement.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the Parties hereto have caused this instrument to be executed in
duplicate by their duly authorized officers as on the day and year first above written.

______________A

_____________B